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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 28, 2010 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: We play what the day recommends (semi-Dead-related)

Hey now. Anyone got some spare bucks? Only $750, marked down from $1200, 43 CDs of Miles Davis.

http://www.spinner.com/2010/10/25/miles-davis

The Rock Hall takes pains to acknowledge Davis' unusual status as the quintessential jazz figure enshrined in an institution dedicated to rock 'n' roll. "However," the Hall continues, "his work intrigued a sizable segment of rock's more ambitious fans in a way that no other serious jazz figure had ever done -- and not retroactively but while he was alive and making some of his most challenging music." Equating Davis' improvisational experiments with those of the Grateful Dead, the Hall quotes the trumpeter's matter-of-fact approach to his tireless exploration: "We play what the day recommends," he said.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Oct 28, 2010 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We play what the day recommends (semi-Dead-related)

I love Miles but how many times , if you had the cash , would you listen to all 43 discs ?
How many CD's or songs do you really listen to in a year ?
I know we are obsessive about our GD , and just knowing that certain shows are in your HD or CD case is comforting , but how many is enough ? ( Too Much ? :-))
I'm know some out there have 500K , 1M ( more ? ) songs , but how many do you listen to in a year ? I am just wondering . I am not judging completists or collectors or anyone for that matter .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 28, 2010 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We play what the day recommends (semi-Dead-related)

Look at it this way: 43 CDs is barely 20 shows. :)

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Poster: wineland Date: Oct 28, 2010 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We play what the day recommends (semi-Dead-related)

From the article:
"Equating Davis' improvisational experiments with those of the Grateful Dead, the Hall (of Fame) quotes the trumpeter's matter-of-fact approach to his tireless exploration: "We play what the day recommends," he said."

That Bitches Brew video was terrific.

Jerry seemed to listen to everything as well. Again, from the article:
"I wouldn't have bothered listening to Cream or Jimi Hendrix. I was totally into jazz and classical music -- that was it," Hancock recalled. "But I noticed Miles listened to everything. And he was the epitome of cool to me. So if Miles listened to everything, it must be cool to listen to everything."